The Only Way is Up

Our women in science, engineering and technology share their personal stories of the roads they have travelled, and the lives they have juggled, to achieve their ambitions.

Principal Research Fellow

Dr Christine Jackson

Principal Research Fellow

My research interests lie within career development for the health care workforce. Our research team is responsible for developing the clinical academic careers programme (NIHR, England) in nursing and allied health professions. Our current research has shown that many female academics find progression to senior positions more difficult to achieve compared to male colleagues.

Reader in Psychology

Dr Ruth Gaunt

Reader in Psychology

My research applies a social psychological approach to the study of gender and families. I am particularly interested in understanding the complex social and psychological processes underlying the interaction between gender and parenting in diverse family forms.

Principal Lecturer in Conservation (retired)

Sue Thomas

Principal Lecturer in Conservation (retired)

My current role has its major emphasis on management. In this capacity, I am responsible for a thriving team of researchers specialising in historic paint analysis using thin-section microscopy to identify formulations, age and ingredients of paints and thus the decorative history of buildings. During my career, I have personally researched in varied and disparate areas related to conservation, from producing a stylistic taxonomy of Medieval shoes in my early years, to later study of the ethical basis for decision-making in conservation.